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Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> it's as different as night as day, that's how officials describe healthcare.gov . officials say it's working better, faster, but still they're cautiously managing expectations. vice president yesterday biden is in asia for a week long trip. biden arrived just a few hours ago. he'll speak with japanese and chinese leaders over islands claim by both countries. he'll also visit china and south korea. that's your look at our top stories. "inside story" is next. >> healthcare.gov fixes appear to be working, but questions and challenges remain. i'm ray sa suarez and that's the "inside story." ♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchan
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to healthcare.gov, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not questioning whether the website is fixed, but wonder if people will be more frustrated when they so what the premiums will be. >> i don't know how you fix it. i will be honest. i don't know how to fix a program with only one side of the oifl and taking the short cuts to put it in place. >> reporter: today kathleen sebelius wrote, please do not give up and she understands that people are frustrated with the website. in the long run, the experience will be better and better for consumers and they will have more se
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
in new york city. the white house said that it's s successful with healthcare.gov it is cyber monday. crews are up righting toppled rail cars as searchers looking for what caused the derailment from new york city. dozens of people were hurt. and the accident is having an huge impact on one of the nation's biggiest commuter rail line. john terrett is in the bronx where they are trai the train c. >> reporter: we're seeing significant progress in righting the derailed train cars. i'll stand aside so our cameraman can go right in so you can see what happened over 24 hours since the accident that killed four people, injured 63, 11 of them seriously. as the second railcar which we think is the four who died were sitting, and most of the injured. and as far as we can tell from our vantage point here those are the only two carriages from yesterday's crashed train which remains off the rails. the others have been righted, according to the ntsb, including the diesel itself, that was put back on the rails in the very early hours of this morning when it was still dark. let's take a look back now
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
progress has been made on healthcare.gov, major garrett is in whiton. >> the death of a hollywood star, paul walker loses his life in a fiery crash, from los angeles, carter evans has more. and saving the memories. families thought that pictures were lost forever. barry petersen found a woman who brings them back. >> oh, my little baby! oh, sweetheart! >> this is the cbs evening news. >> glor: good evening, everyone, i am jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the train left poughkeepsie new york just before 6:00 a.m. on the last day of this hollywood, holiday weekend for grand central terminal, he it never got there, all seven cars derailed into the trip, this is what it looked like today in the bronx at the spot be the hudson and harlem rivers meet. first responders rushed in trying to save or stabilize the wounded. more than 60 were hurt. officials say three of the four dead were thrown from the train. tonight, an ntsb team has arrived. we begin our broadcast from the scene with don dahler. >> reporter: metro north railroad train the lies scattered between the tracks an
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
in the healthcare website. as tara mergener reports, there are still plenty of challenges ahead. >> reporter: the frantic work to fix the government's healthcare website is starting to pay off. president obama's technology troubleshooters say healthcare.gov can now handle 50,000 users at that time a time, or up to 800,000 each day. advisor jeffrey zion said the site now works most of the time for most users. >> we executed hundreds of software fixes, and hardware upgrades. and the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity, with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: the department of health and human services said system failures have fallen from 6% in october to less than 1%. and responses have declined from 8 minutes to less than one. the obama administration had promised the fixes by this past weekend. congress is watching closely, because the success or failure of healthcare reform is expected to be a critical factor in next year's midterm elections. already the botched rollout has put enrollment rates far below white house targets. consumers now have just a few weeks
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
say healthcare.gov can handle 800,000 each day. >> the success or failure of healthcare reform sexfected to -- is expected to be critical in this year's election. >> there's a spot waiting for me. >> a new food truck lottery took effect. for the rest of december, eight popular locations, 95 spaces are reserved for the lottery winners. >> the stock market kicked off the month of december with a loss. even though a record number of people came out to stop over the long thanksgiving weekend, they spent less for the first time in nearly seven years. >> blackberry's ceo says the one-time leader in the smart phone industry is no longer for sale, but that the struggle company will focus again on delivering. after months of speculation, d.c. mayor, vincent gray will run for reelection. >> everybody will ask about this federal investigation. talking about the 2010 campaign, for which the u.s. attorney said there was a corrupt campaign. the mayor said all along he has done nothing wrong and obviously, he feels there is nothing coming his way. >>> did you spend part of this cybermond
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
? the obama administration declares it has met the self-imposed deadline this weekend and healthcare.gov is fixed claiming the worst of all the bugs and the glitches and the crashes that have frustrated people are over and that the site can now cover its intended load of 50,000 people at once. they say it doesn't mean the site gets a clean bill of health. key parts remain unfinished and there are lingering questions over the security of inputting your personal business, your personal information on the website. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. the speed has more than
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson. this is "the real story." meantime, healthcare.gov got a facelift this morning. all part of the fixes they are promising. even as the white house deadline to reboot its website passes. now a former top white house adviser to the president said it could be years before it runs smoothly. >> it may take until 2017 when this president leaves office. you're going to see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges eventually and expanding medicaid. i think it will work really well then. >> host of "power play" on fox news.com live. 2017. chris, this thing was signed in 2010. that would be seven years past signing that it would actually work? >> well, and that's very bad news if you happen to be a democrat who's running for office in the next two election cycles. now, our expectation is that in time they will eventually be able to operate a website. it would be unfathomable that at some point they would not be able to figure out how to operate a website. what mr. plouffe was talking about there and the significance that the disruption th
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the computer technicians behind the healthcare.gov website were frantically working to get their digital ducks in a row. today it was time to see if it all worked. we have fox team coverage tonight. bret is on how democrats may pay a heavy political price for obama care. jim angle with what may be another broken promise from the president. peter doocy continues his attempts to sign up for insurance but we begin with ed henry on what, if anything, has changed. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the administration took a bit of a victory lap over the weekend over healthcare.gov but tonight the question is whether online users are simply being pushed from one waiting line to another. president obama's aides struggled today to explain whether they really met the deadline to fix healthcare.gov after consumers reported getting a new page telling them there's so much traffic, they have been thrown into a queue to wait, which the white house insists is progress. >> i think you're confusing error messages with the queueing message, which is quite a different thing entirely. >> reporter:
FOX
Dec 2, 2013 4:30am PST
. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. its 4:44. the in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says his team has met its goal. the website can handle 50,000 users simultaneously. that was the goal the obama administration set for november 30th. the website speed has more than tripled -- tripled. >> the bottom line healthcare.gov is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> the next major test of healthcare.gov is likely to come during the next few weeks. a surge in enrollment is the 23rd. >>> a new planned parenthood -- the new clinic will be located in redwood city. it will be initially opened 20 hours a week. residents are circulating. >>> game wardens with the state department of fish and wildlife have a nonlethal option for locating wildlife that has came into residential areas. senator jerry hill who represents san mateo introduced a bill allowing game wardens to partner with nonprofits to safely capture and relocate mountain lions. >> this gives them the opportunity to make other decisions. >> the law goes into effect january 1st but the department o
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
dive into our current caseload, and saying, which people are getting medical and getting healthcare benefits that are not accessing cal fresh but have income levels that would qualify them for cal fresh? >> and taking a look at the department of aging and adult services, or doss and saying, which seniors, who are getting benefits or accessing services where there is ihss or meals or other types of services, which of these seniors that we can reach out to? and working with our colleagues, at the cool district, and saying, you know, we have got the kids at the school district who are direct certified because they are getting cal fresh, but there is a bunch more kids at the school district, who their parents or guardians are applying for free meals. so we really need to take this kind of, comprehensive look, use some business intelligence, and some data, to kind of inform, them, where are the people, and then, where are the best ways, is it a bus advertising? and about cal fresh? is it promoting my benefits cal wynn more broadly, is it going to community-based organizations to churches
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
. early forecast. you might be loving this retail cyber monday, this healthcare cyber monday, not so much. why up and running doesn't mean 0 you'll like what you're finding after this. [ male announcer ] in your lifetime, you will lose three sets of keys, four cell phones, seven socks, and six weeks of sleep. but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. poligrip and polident for partials seal and protect helps minimize stress, which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. and clean and protect kills odor-causing bacteria. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth. >>> we want to join the ntsb update. the train that was responsible for four debts was going 82 in a 30 miles-per-hour bend. let's listen in. >> we need to understand how to the brake system was working in that part of the trip. we're not aware of any problems or anomalies with the brakes. also today we began interviewing the engineer. that interview will be continued over the next couple of days. we have
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time. administration officials say healthcare.gov can handle 50,000 users at a time in at least 800,000 users a day. to put that in perspective, a year ago, amazon.com recorded 35 million user visits in a single day. they did not blame anyone by name. it was critical of the management team led by kathleen sebelius. >> our assessment identified weaknesses in how the project was being managed. slow decision making. the private sector. >> they echoed the indictment of government claiming that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness. whether it was intended or not, that indictment of government by the party of government is perhaps the most intriguing and bruising part of this administratio
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
. we had the worst speaker of the house ever. they spent all this time trying to stop the health-care law which they are not going to stop. we need a jobs bill passed. we need to pass immigration and work on infrastructure. there are a lot of things that could be done. i didn't like the president we had before, but i did not hate him. i think we ever treated a president the way we treated this president. charles from the carolina bringing up house speaker john boehner -- he was pressed in that "washington post" story. paul kane of the washington post notes that the gop was most proud of putting the brake on tougher regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
he notified when the best time to return to healthcare.gov and enroll when they so desired. among the other improvements made to the site is the improved and more sophisticated windowshopping tool which americans who are only at the stage now as looking at of the -- at the options available to them without enrolling, and without having to get in a queue. >> on a conference call yesterday, there he seemed to managementwith the style that has been in place, and was he talking about secretary sibelius? who was he talking about when he's into question the way that process was being managed? jeff has beent taxed with doing, and is working on everyday is improving the healthcare.govhe operations, focusing specifically on the teams that are making the fixes necessary to the website. that work has been ongoing, and has delivered significant improvements. jeff was also referring to was something that we have all been quite candid about. the website did not function. it was not nearly up to the standards necessary, october 1, and it should have. does on us, that is why we have dedicated the
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
measurebly improved in the site capacity. healthca healthcare.gov advisor says it is faster. >> coon sumers are having a much faster smoother experience on the site. >> healthcare.gov still hadz major problems verifying user's identities. tools for processing payments have not been built many of them don't know how much thun ger to go to have in pocket. then there's the security of the system. >> it does not meet the minimum standards. i don't care if you are republican or democrat you should not tolerate the sheer level of incompetence securing this site. >> it is not really working up to stuff as of yet. >> tragic details paul walker the fiery crash that killed the who-year-old actor and his friend. walker was ridin porsche when it crashed into a light pole and burst into flames feet from a charity event they were hosting. tyrese gibson broke down visiting a makeshift memorial at the scene. tyrese took a piece of the crash wreckage home with him and posted this note in his instagram. i will keep your energy with me forever hash tag ashes of an angel. fast family around the world we live y
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
big test today since the obama administration said that it met its deadline to make healthcare.gov work smoothly for the vast majority of shoppers. trouble since the site's debut in october has cut into enroll. s. we learned today that 100,000 in ngnember for a total of more than 206,000 so far, but that is a million short of the enrollees projected. wyatt andrews has been checking into the web site today. wyatt? >> reporter: scott, the administration says that 375,000 people tried to shop on healthcare.gov and that was officials called that a strong sign of interest but, again, that high a number created some problems. when june miles-mays tried to sign up for obamacare at a miami health center, the web site put her on hold. "we need you to wait" the site advised "so we can make sure there's room for you." it was her third attempt at signing up. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the "need you to wait" prompt is a new feature of healthcare.gov. when the system is overl
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
. healthcare.gov is working for a vast majority of consumers, whatever that means. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st? >> is a better functioning website enough to cure the president and his party of second term headaches? shop till you drop, holiday bargain hunters logging onto point, click and shift this cyber monday. the new delivery could change the game of online shopping forever. good day, i'm andrea mitchell in new york. a federal investigation is now under way trying to determine the cause of that deadly train derailment north of manhattan. in washington today the national transportation safety board began downloading data from two black boxes recovered at the scene. officials hope to talk to the train's conductor and engineer today or tomorrow. four people died when the train spun off the tracks. among them a member of our family here at nbc, jim, 58 years old, worked as an audio technician on the "today" show. he was on his way to work when the crash occurred. colleagues remember him for his enormous talent an
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
that the healthcare.gov web site is working better than ever and tens of thousands of people are logging on. how well is it really working? >> ever get migraine headaches? anybody who does know how excruciating they can be. now a new study indicates an object that many people use every day could be to blame. and your man, the crack smoke-sg mayor. he ate and wings and stole somebody's seat. let's get to it. >> happy december. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to healthcare.gov. the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
the troubled healthcare.gov website. it's working better but are the problems completely fixed? s how cyber monday is stacking up for deals. >>> details about the deadly crash involving paul walker. what he might have been doing >>> so, how would you like to have your online purchase delivered to you faster than a pizza? amazon.com is working on a plan to getack onlg to you in 30 minutes or less and it will use drones to accomplish that. >>> it's super fun. this is our most fun time. >> reporter: inside them, purchases that will be boxed, addressed and shipped in time for christmas. those in select cities can order as late as the 24th. amazon hopes to make deliveries, even speedier in the coming years by launching drones that drop off packages within 30 minutes of ordering. it's as fast as a pizza. >> maybe faster. >> reporter: for now, traditional ground shipping. >> we are ready. >> reporter: fedex delivers reelectronics and e-readers. cyber monday is now the busiest on-line shopping day of the year offering consumers the ability to compare prices and place orders in seconds. >> i'm leani
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
not work. >> reporter: the front end of healthcare.gov was working well. 375,000 users say the administrators between midnight and noon. senior administration officials told nbc news as of 5:30 today, 750,000 users on healthcare.gov. websites have a front end and back end. the back could be a problem. the front end is what you log on to amazon.com and click you want to buy a lightbulb. that's the front end. then the system has to kick out an order to send you a lightbulb. healthcare.gov has problems with both ends. at a can have fee shop in d.c., robert tried to get on healthcare.gov. it didn't crash or freeze, but this note, the site cannot handle a surge of users. the white house says 375,000 logged on between midnight and noon. >> we want to make sure their experience is vastly improved. >> reporter: it was this weekend in northern virginia. obama care navigators got people logged in and signed up. >> this was my third time on the website, you know, the first time i couldn't get through, the second time i didn't know how to navigate it correctly. this time, i didn't noti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
of a deadly train derailment in new york. the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoother than ever. insurance companies say it is far from fixed. protesters in thailand clash with police as the prime minister refuses calls to step down. >>> amazon says it wants to change what we know about doorstep delivery. ♪ >>> a if he hfederal investigat they will soon know the cause of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york city. the ntsb is now processing information from the train's black boxes. officials say at least 63 people were hurt and four people were killed when the train derailed as it rounded a curve. crews are still at the scene up right in toppled cars, trying to restore full service on one of the nation's busiest commuter rail line. jonathan martin joins us from the crash site. and jonathan, i believe we are standing by to get an update on the investigation soon >> reporter: that's right, tony. we are expecting a news conference in the ntsb at 4:00 o'clock. so any minute, we will learn something. hopefully, as you mentioned, the investigators do have those two black boxe
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
are now fixed. the obama administration says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov at the same time. more than 400 bugs have been fixed. response times have improved from eight seconds to one. and error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to that healthcare they need. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the costs of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be a lot higher. >> republicans are now focusing on the overall healthcare bill rather than the website. even with the improvements, the administration admits the site could still buckle under peak demand. december 23rd is the final signup date to ensure coverage on january 1. >>> checking our bay area headlines, the santa rosa teen shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy may have a memorial park created in his honor. sonoma county lawmakers will meet tomorrow to discuss requests from the community. a deputy shot 13-year-old andy lopez in october because he mistook the teen's bb gun for an ak-47 assaul
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
for healthcare.gov. today the obama administration is claiming success in getting the website to work smoothly for the vast majority of users. a passing grade for its own self-set december 1st ted line. the latest progress report says the site is working more than 90% of the time, able to handle at least 800,000 users a day. in fact, the white house says 375,000 people visited the site before noon today. and while the official numbers aren't in yet, nbc news confirms that about 100,000 people were able to select plans on the federal exchange in november. up some 27,000 -- up from some 27,000 in october. but the white house says it still has more work to do. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. and it will continue. >> and right now, that rehabilitation effort extends well beyond the website to the president's political support. and his wider second term agenda. a broad-based approach evidenced by events over the weekend. on friday, the president and first lady met with activists engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pur
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, he admits he is working as he can on a wide variety of projects. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible b
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 3:30pm PST
sector. i want to point out that today bestbuy.com was down while healthcare.gov was up. even the private sector is not perfect. we're making progress, and i'm proud of it. we have bill burton, who used to work in the obama white house, and we have the former governor from maryland, bob you recall c ehrlich. and brag on your book. check out the book. but look, you talk about hope and change. >> it's a slogan. >> we're all for success. >> if you're for success, why won't you stand with us? >> we're grading on a curve? i wish we had this curve in law school. i needed the curve. >> listen, we have made real progress. we're moving toward, i feel lying the healthier this gets, the sicker you guys look. this is fixable. >> and we're fixing it. >> that's the bad news. this is the part that's fixable. now we'll get to the numbers, to middle america, the middle class, we'll get to a sticker shock. >> you mean, the middle dallas will finally stop being discriminated against? kids will be able to get health care? >> higher deductibles, and you loose your doctor. >> in the private sector, the first
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am EST
. >> the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoothly. now it faces a new test - a rush to sign up before this month's deadline. >> blast off - china's first mission to the moon. the jade rabbit gets ready to explore. >> welcome to al jazeera america. thank you so much for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. >> crews are working to clear the scene of a fatal train derailment in new york city. a southbound commuter train went off the tracks in the bronx as it headed into manhattan. at least four are dead. 63 more were injured much had those 11 are in critical continue. al jazeera's kilmeny duchardt has more from the bronx. >> firefighters, police, crews and the m.t.s.b. continue to work through the night, checking the tracks, cars, mechanical equipment, to try to figure out what went wrong. >> the halliday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this train in northern new york city. the crash happened sunday morning. >> we have recovered the event recorder. we have downloaded the data. we've not had a chance to analyse or verify it. >> officials say the tr
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
the healthcare.gov website. the administration promised all would be well in november. we will gather to the white house with more details, mike, this was a big deadline for the administration. are all the problems with the website solved? >> reporter: they aren't all solved but they say its like night and day after that disastrous launch of octobe october 1st. they cite certain benchmarks, certain metrics, error rates down to 1%. they were 6% at the outset of this debacle in the estimation of administration officials. as many as 800,000 a day and they achieved 90% functionality. you recall that by the end of last month, november 31st they had promised an 80% functionality. by their own estimation they have exceeded that. but that's by their own estimation. for the time being we'll have to take their word for it. it's all a anecdotal at this point. there are questions about the website's security when people are entering sensitive personal information and data, and about insurers on the back end, are they getting the correct information to bill customers who are successful in enrollin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
. the healthcare.gov, in virginia, they rely on the federal government there's a short wait. in maryland where they have their own website, where i live i still couldn't get on again that's a state run website. 90% functionality they say that they have. it's really all anecdotal at this point. the white house, the administration is making claims you better believe that the opponents, namely republicans and others are going to be scouring the country side who are still having problems. meanwhile the administration will be touting all the successes. december 23rd, if you don't sign up by then, you will not be insured by the first of the year. >> how many problems have come from user inexperience as opposed to functions on the back end? >> two problems have been looming, number one, security on the website, a lot of personal information that is inputted by would be users. a lot of experts say that that's not secure. that information. and the second question is one that's emerging now as a larger concern, so-called back end users, that would be the insurers, are not getting the right information.
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm EST
insurers hoping to bypass the healthcare.gov website. will private business save obamacare? ashley: offering that hilton hotels is about to float. tracy: got to have it. our week-long series begins with the ceo of rue lala and ham macher schlemmer. ashley: look how oil is trading after being under a lot of pressure first day of the week, starting to come back a little bit. we'll be right back. she loves a lot of the same things you do. it's what you love about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms obph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
team fixed the worst bugs at healthcare.gov. with the long thanksgiving weekend over, americans who couldn't enroll will take another try. is the system strong enough to handle the big load, that big rush going forward? >> have they made some progress? yes, they brought in some private sector folks to try to get the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. as a matter of fact, their own cio said that he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. >> i think it is good enough progress. clearly just like google and facebook all the interset sites are constantly tweaking their sites, constantly improving them, this has aways to go. it is working certainly reasonably well. jenna: peter doocy, live in washington, following the website launch from the beginning. what is the difference when you look at healthcare.gov today compared to what it looked like when it launched? >> there is brand new home screen today, jenna. the administration says its pages loved in under one second, which is eight times faster than on launch day
PBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
city. an update on the state of healthcare.gov. plus, the pension crisis in illinois. what it means for it the rest of the nation. >> there's probably a lot of lessons to be learned from the things that illinois has done wrong here. >> and jeffrey brown looks at images of war, before, during, and after. next on "pbs newshour weekend." >> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible by lewis b. cullman and louise hirschfeld cullman, mutual of america, judy and josh weston, citi foundation, in memory of miriam and ira d. wallach, cheryl and philip milstein family, rosalind p. walter, additional support is provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs sto z station from viewers like you. thank you. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. the white house said today it's met its goal of improving healthcare.gov so that millions of americans can buy health insurance. the administration's progress and performance report said the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of people using it. it called the site stable 90% of the time and sa
SFGTV
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
percent reduction in healthcare cost and less than 450 per month, per person. so if we can address the issues of food ensecurity for the people with hiv we have a lot of opportunities to address the healthcare costs. in addition in the program, just to support the discussion by my colleague and acquaintance, providing the meals at 19 sites in the city we are under the continued demand to increase the number of services at those sites and here in >> i want to thank them for the incredible work that the project does and it has been an honor to work with the meals on wheels and, the work that you do every day but very so much. >> we appreciate your support. >> thank you. >> food insecurity is a big problem for people in san francisco with the people living with hiv and we found in the studies that over half of the hiv infected individuals in san francisco are food insecure, in the tender loin, we found three quauters of the people that were getting the form of food assistance, the project open hand and glide and all of the other organizations are doing a phenomenal job of providing th
FOX
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
was hurt. >>> in continuing coverage, healthcare.gov is revamped and running according to the obama administration after hundreds of fixes and increased capacity, the federal healthcare website is set to handle 50,000 users simultaneously. it doesn't look different, but pages we viewed today loaded quickly. the website spokesperson says errors have dropped from 6% to less than 1%. running or not, many republicans want to dismantle healthcare.gov. >> if we just sit back and hope it falls apart, it's the wrong thing. if it's teetering near the edge of the cliff, we should go ahead and push it over. >> democrats disagree and are calling for cooperation for affordable care to all americans. >> the question is, are we going to work together to fix these problems, or are we going to could do what our republican colleagues want to do, just sabotage the effort, even though they don't have an alternative. >> a surge in enrollment is expected by the december 23 deadline for coverage that begins in the new year. remember, california has its own website for the affordable care act at coveredca.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
the rails. investigators now want to know if it was going too fast. the white house says healthcare.gov is finally running more smoothly but now it faces a new test, last-minute users scramble to make this month's deadline. and the prime minister goes into hiding after antiprotesters storm the building. building a business in a bankrupt city. detroit opens its very first distillery in 100 years. ♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan live from new york. this morning 26,000 commuters in new york city suburbs have to find another way to get to work. this after a train derailed yesterday just outside of manhattan. the accident left four dead and dozens injured and ntsb investigators have now recovered the train's data recorder and trying to determine exactly what caused the crash. >> our mission is to understand not just what happened but why it happened with the intent of preventing it from happening again. >> reporter: the train jumped the tracks just as it was getting ready to leave the bronx and cross into manhattan and 7 cars derailed with the lead car fee
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
. healthcare.gov now works for a vast majority of americans. >>> so a man in minnesota made it snow on some lucky shoppers at the mall of america as "let it snow" was sung by a trio down below. the man through 1,000 $1 off the floor. he said he had a rough year and just wanted to make people happy on black friday. local police weren't too happy with the man's stunt as they charged him with disorderly conduct. the man argued i don't know how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct. now let's get to sports from betty. what do you think? >> if he wants to give it away, why not? right? >> let it snow. >> exactly. let it rain. all right. what a great weekend for football fans. let's start with sunday night's nfl game. the nfc east showdown between the redskins and giants. redskins lead the game in the second but the giants come back and tie it up. in the second half. giants held off the redskins scoring ten points winning the game 24-17. >>> the eagles held off the cardinals. they are now second in the nfc east beating arizona 24-21. and in the vikings-bears game, minnesota rookie paterson after an
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
healthcare.gov but warns more work is needed on the troubled website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its new plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have zbruchbt their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were kanld 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan. it jumped the track as it rounded the curve. they're looking into speed, possible mechanical issues and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morning trying to determine what led to that deadly train derailment. investigators are trying to determine what caused a commuter train to jump the tracks, killing four and injuring more than 60. the investigation appears to center around how fast the train was moving as it rea
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
't receive pensions. >>> the white house's self- imposed deadline has passed for the healthcare website to start working. reporter susan mcginnis has a check-up on the site that's become a political sore spot for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they w
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
that means for 2016. >>> good morning, i'm chris jansing. this morning a big test for healthcare.gov has thousands are expected to sign for coverage today with an improved website. the white house says there's been a huge progress. 50,000 people can now log on simultaneously, meeting the president's self-imposed deadline over the weekend. they also say the site is now working more than 90% of the time. compare that to just 40% in october. and it now takes pages less than one second to load. eight times faster than the average just in late october. but the obama administration admitted this morning on "the daily rundown" it's still not running ads or doing any marketing trying to drive traffic to the site. >> we wanted to see how these first few days go. if we're getting a lot of traffic, then we don't feel the need to drive it. our view is we are not doing that because we don't need to do that in terms of driving traffic. we're going to monitor. it's not about confidence in the site, it's about whether or not you actually need to drive traffic. >> and there are also still concerns about
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
administration says it has met its goal and healthcare.gov is running a whole lot smoother. but there's still a lot of problems as well i'll have a live report in just a moment. ke. i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> it's like the difference between night and day, how the man in charge of fixing the obama care website describes the experience for people who sign up now after that self-imposed deadline to get the site working for the majority of users. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after botching the website's launch on october 1st says the site is better. much better. senior white house correspon
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
's go to our senior white house correspondent, jim acosta. what are they saying about healthcare.gov on this day, jim? >> reporter: at times it seemed like cybermonday for healthcare.gov as the retooled obama care website saw a crush of online shoppers, but the website placed many of them in what seemed like a virtual waiting room. after a frantic effort to create a new and improved healthcare.gov, the white house appeared to declare victory, sort of. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. >> reporter: case in point, as a whopping 800,000 visitors are estimated to surge on to the site today, many found not an error message but a new queueing system that allows users to leave an e-mail address so they can be contacted later with a better time to log on. >> is today sort of a cybermonday for healthcare.gov? is that going to be acceptable if that's the norm for a lot of people for an extended period of time? >> what i think is important to note is that the queueing system, the more sophisticated improved queueing system, is
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
improvement, some say what exactly does that mean, in the health care website. >> bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st, is night and day from where it was on october 1st. now to be clear, there likely will be times even with this increased capacity that that increased capacity will not be sufficient to handle peak demands. bill: but at the moment the most important part of the site is not even finished. the clock is running on that. stuart varney, host of "varney & company", fox business network. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, bill. bill: what is the issue today, stuart. >> the back end. it is the back end that is really creating the problems now. two problems there in particular. insurers report that they are, that people are calling them saying, we enrolled but they have got no record of that enrollment. also information is going astray. 1/3 -- one h paying for it and pricing new products is not built yet. that vital importance has not even gotten started. the back end is now a huge looming problem and it's a problem right now. bill: you don't want to show up at the d
FOX
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
were arrested statewide. >>> the man in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says his team did their job and now they have met their goal. the website is have reach 50,000 people simultaneously. >> the bottom line healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> now the next major test of healthcare.gov is probably going to come during the next couple of weeks. a serge in enrollment is expected near the december 23rd deadline to get coverage for the new year. >> president obama will mark the 25th anniversary of world aids day with a seat at the white house this morning. the president released a problem claymation in honor of world aid day which was yesterday. the president said because of advances in treatment, and aids free generation is within our reach. president is scheduled to speak at 10:20 this morning. >>> dozens of people came together yesterday at the aids memorial grove in san francisco to remember loved ones lost. the event marked the 25th anniversary of world aids day. phil wilson the founder of the black aids institute was hono
FOX
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
to talk about this tomorrow. >>> the man in charge of fixing the healthcare.gov website says its team did its job and met its goal. it can handle 50,000 users at the same time. that was the goal the obamaed a -- >> the bottom line healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st. >> the next major test of healthcare.gov is likely to come during the next few weeks. a surge in enrollment is expected on december 23rd. >>> your time is 6:37. later this morning president obama will mark the 25th anniversary of world aids day with a speech at the white house. now the president released a lock calimas in because of advances in treatment an aids free world is in reach. the event marked the 25th anniversary of world aids day. and phil wilson the gentleman there the founder of the black aids institute was honored there. in his speech he talked about the importance of awareness and a promise he made to his partner who died in 1989. >> the last thing i said to him before he took his last breath was i will be in this fight until its over. but it is not over. it is not o
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
drumming would be my favorite. >>> trying to move past the problems that have plagued healthcar healthcare.gov, a look at the work that's being done and the potential problems you could encounter if you use it. >>> following breaking news that could impact your commute in northeast washington. some problems during the morning rush. what you need to know to get around the mess. >>> and a bit of a break from 209-degree temperatures this morning. the changes you can expect in the days ahead with weather >>> 5:30. on top of breaking news, a water main break in northeast washington could have a big impact on your morning commute. this is happening along benning road and bladensberg road. megan mcgrath is on the scene now with the latest. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, richard. if you take a look behind me you can see they have made some progress in digging up this 12-inch pipe that ruptured early this morning. we still are having -- we're going to have may skrjor delays. i spoke with d.c. water and their estimate on how long this will take to repair, six to eight hours. so ther
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
and had a knife and got away. no one was injured. the white house said healthcare.gov is working better and faster. coming up, the concerns that still exist. right now a hearing on capitol hill on whether to relax a rule limiting the heights of buildings in d.c. who is in favor of the >>> joe biden arriving in asia for a week long trip that includes meetings with several leaders. his first stop is in tokyo, japan. it is geared towards trade and economics, it comes during a dispute over an air defense zone over the east china sea. later in the week, biden heads to south korea where he is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. it has been over two months since the debut of health care.gov. the obama administration said it is working better and faster, but not perfect. tracie potts has more on what happens next. >> i will make sure we get it fixed. >> the obama administration said they met their deadline. 50,000 people can use the website at the same time. 800,000 a day. most of the time with just 1% getting error messages. >> it is working reasonably well
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
hundreds of fixes to healthcare.gov, the obama administration said it is working, but not perfectly. i'm tara in washington with the story coming up. >>> drone to doorstep delivery? the new way you could receive your online purchases. >>> the ceo of amazon has an amazing new plan to use drones in the future. he unveiled the details of the secret research and development project for the first time on 60 minutes. the goal of the plan is to get your packages to your doorstep by mini drones. within 30 minutes after they are ordered. so is this even possible? how quickly can we sign up? bruce leshan takes a look at 6:00. there's a lot of testing and faa approval, but estimates the delivery by drone program could be available to customers in four to five years. >> wow. >>> all right, here's your daily checkup on the affordable care act. a dramatic improvement. leaders of the white house technology team say they fixed more than 400 bugs in the system. of course, the question still remains, will that translate into more people signing up? as tara explains, the team admits there are still plen
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
. but figuring out why could take months. after two months offications, the federal government healthcare web sight appears to be working better but it's not working completely. that could mean more trouble. violent protests pit rich against pour. now, opposition leader threatening to overthrow thailand's government. >> 82 miles per hour. >> that's how fast federal investigators say a commuter train was going when it de-railed on sunday. four people died when the metro-north train jumped the tracks on, on a curve, dozens more were hurt. investigators now know how fast the train was going. they still don't know for sure why it de-railed. let's take you to jonathan martin. he is at the crash site in the bronx. jonathan? >> reporter: hey, tony. you know, investigators have said from the start that this is a very preliminary information, but as you mentioned, these two black box data recorders have revealed key information. one frust from the front and one from the back, showing this train was going too fast echoing what a lot of these passengers and witnesses have been saying from the start. >>
FOX Business
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
healthcare.gov for example, and the way that was rolled out and everything, does it make you concerned about government program that is taking over 1/6 of the economy? >> you know i was guy gave mitt romney idea of universal health care in massachusetts where it has worked. when i read the obama plan, even if implemented perfectlyan, can't work. needless to say implementation has been anything short of perfect. so you got a bad plan, badly implemented and now what you got is an absolute mess and i have no idea how the president the administration will get their way out of it. david: and you look at some of the stats, by the way, walmart.com processed nearly 400 million page views on thanksgiving day. whitehouse.gov is bragging about the fact that they have 375,000 in a day. again, the more hits that healthcare.gov has, the more screwed up the whole system is going to become. how does it end? >> wealth fact of the matter is, people get there, they think they have signed up. weeks go by. they don't get an insurance card. they call up the carrier and carrier has never seen an application becaus
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